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Religious University Shutters All Student Clubs Rather Than Recognize One LGBTQ Group – Despite Supreme Court Order

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Yeshiva University can pick and choose from 87 student organizations to join and engage with fellow students.

There’s the Alexander Hamilton Society, the College Diabetes Network, Engineering Club, Jewish Activism Club, Rubik’s Cube Club, Skiing + Snowboarding Club, College Democrats, and College Republicans, but there is not an LGBTQ club.Nor will there be, if Yeshiva University has its way.

And as of Friday at 12:24 PM, there are effectively no longer 87 other clubs, at least for now.Rather than accept a U.S. Supreme Court decision that ordered the 136-year old private Orthodox Jewish university, chartered by the State of New York, to follow a state court’s ruling which directed it to recognize its LGBTQ students’ organization, Yeshiva University administrators via email announced to its students, “the university will hold off on all undergraduate club activities while it immediately takes steps to follow the roadmap provided by the US Supreme Court to protect YU’s religious freedom.”In other words, all clubs are effectively shuttered, for now.READ MORE: US Attorney in Massachusetts and DOJ Are ‘Looking Into’ DeSantis Flying 50 Immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard: Report“Yeshiva University is putting all club activities on hold while it presses on w[ith] its quest for constitutional protection from recognizing the club,” reports The Economist’s Steven Mazie, who covers the U.S.

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